2 Day Ultimate Garden Route Comfort Adventure

Our overnight safari tour takes you to the beautiful coastal town of Little Brak River and inland to Oudtshoorn where you’ll be taken on Big 3 game drives in open safari vehicles and a beautiful guided bush walk.

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  • Duration: 2 Days
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What’s included

  • Transfers in a luxury air-conditioned vehicle
  • Satour-registered guide (english-speaking)
  • 1-night’s accommodation at backpackers paradise in Oudtshoorn
  • 1 breakfast
  • Entry fees and activities as specified in the itinerary

Description

Botlierskop and Buffelsdrift private game reserves are located in the Garden Route which is one of the most scenic regions in the Western Cape. Guests spend the night at lovely accommodation in Oudtshoorn which is the “Ostrich Capital of the World” and can enjoy an authentic Karoo meal on a night out in the town.

Tour Highlights

  • Oudtshoorn
  • Botlierskop Private Game Reserve
  • Buffelsdrift Private Game Reserve

Accommodation

Accommodation is subject to availability

Yamkela Guest House ǀ Comfortable accommodation in Oudtshoorn

Yamkela is the Xhosa word for ‘welcome’ and this is what this popular guest house in Oudtshoorn promises its guests. A warm and hearty welcome to the “Ostrich Capital of Oudtshoorn” in the Little Karoo. Each luxury suite is stylishly decorated and there’s a cosy lounge, sparkling swimming pool and fully-equipped kitchen on the premises for your relaxation at the end of a long day exploring Cango Caves, visiting a working ostrich farm and tasting locally-cultivated wines.

Itinerary

DAY 1: CAPE TOWN - BOTLIERSKOP GAME RESERVE - OUDTSHOORN

Guests are collected from a pre-arranged pick-up point in Cape Town. We set off along the famous Route 62 and wind our way through the Cape Winelands region to the Garden Route District. It’s a 4 to 6-hour journey with leisure breaks along the route.

Our first stop is Botlierskop Private Game Reserve which lies on the outskirts of Little Brak River. The town lies on the rugged coastline between Mossel Bay and George. Hop onto a 4x4 open safari vehicle and enjoy a 2-hour guided tour of the game reserve with an experienced game ranger.

The 4 200-hectare game reserve is in a malaria-free area and is home to lion, buffalo, rhino, giraffe, wildebeest, mountain zebra, eland and black impala. Botlierskop is flanked by the magnificent Outeniqua Mountains and the sparkling Indian Ocean. 

The game drive is broken for a leisurely bush walk. Your game ranger will share his vast knowledge of the coastal fauna and flora and get you closer to animal sightings.

The day ends with a scenic drive inland from Klein Brak River to Oudtshoorn. Settle into your accommodation and then treat yourself to an authentic Karoo meal at one of the popular restaurants in town. 

Overnight at Yamkela Guest House in Oudtshoorn.

Activities included:

  • Botlierskop safari tour in an open safari vehicle
  • Botlierskop guided bush walk with an experienced ranger

Includes: No meals

DAY 2: OUDTSHOORN - BUFFELSDRIFT GAME RESERVE - CAPE TOWN

Wake up early for hot beverages and rusks before departing on a 2-hour sunrise game drive in an open safari vehicle. You’ll explore Buffelsdrift private game reserve which is home to an array of animals including 3 of the Big 5 (elephants, rhino and Cape buffalo). 

Buffelsdrift is located 7 kilometres from Oudtshoorn and is surrounded by the magical Swartberg Mountains.

For something exciting, you can join a guided educational walk with three orphaned elephants (not included in the rate). Bulelo, Jabari and Malaika were saved after their parents were killed by poaches and hand-reared at Buffelsdrift. It’s a chance to interact with these gentle giants and learn more about them on a leisurely stroll around the dam.

We take the scenic Route 62 for the return journey to Cape Town. We stop enroute for a refreshment break and arrive back in the city between 17h00 and 18h00. 

Activities included:

  • 2-hour game drive in Buffelsdrift private game reserve
  • Optional activities (excluded in the rate):
  • Buffelsdrift elephant bush walk

Includes: Breakfast

What’s excluded

  • Scheduled domestic and international flights
  • Purchases of a personal nature
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks
  • Meals not specified in the itinerary (lunch and dinner)
  • Optional activities highlighted in the itinerary
  • Entry fees for optional activities
  • Gratuities
  • Visa fees, if required

Important information

Tour departs

Monday

Saturday

Collect/ drop-off

Departs: Monday, Thursday and Saturday

There is no central meeting point for this tour. A transfer service will collect you from your Cape Town accommodation.

Collect: Between 06h00 and 07h00

Drop-off : Between 15h00 and 16h00

Please note

Children must be 10 years and older to join this tour and are charged as adults.

The itinerary can run in reverse or a different order. 

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